KALW Crosscurrents: Jeff Adachi on Community Justice Center

Ben Trefny of KALW’s Crosscurrents sits down with Jeff Adachi to ask him what’s going on with his work at the Community Justice Center.

Seeking justice for Tenderloin court

“Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the Community Justice Center is a duplication of the longtime efforts of The City’s two other specialty courts: the drug court and the behavioral health court.”

15-Minute Acquittal for Man Charged in Questionable Hit and Run Case

It took a San Francisco jury 15 minutes to acquit Dale Powers, of Jackson, Calif., of hit and run charges stemming from an accident that he said never occurred.

Why the Public Defender Is Withdrawing from Providing Representation at the CJC

Public Defender Jeff Adachi pulls out of CJC, citing the Mayor’s refusal to fund indigent defense counsel. Adachi also explains how the Public Defender’s Office has set the standard high for representing indigent persons in CJC.

Unequal justice in Alameda County

Add justice to the list of California’s budget victims. The Alameda County public defender’s office is telling judges that it can’t represent about 10,200 clients over the next year.

Jury Acquits SF Man of First Degree Murder, Deadlocks on Second Degree Murder

San Francisco jury found Richard Carelli, 39, not guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the December 2007 death of Leonard Milo Hoskins. The jury deadlocked evenly on the charge of second degree murder.

Local Man Acquitted of Murder Charges

Hector Velez, 61, was found not guilty of murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Ralph Ruiz, 59. The jury found Velez guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Board of Supervisors Votes to Partially Restore Public Defender’s Budget

Months of budget battles came to an end Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors voted to restore $650,000 to the Public Defender’s Office. The restoration is in addition to $300,000 that the Budget and Finance Committee voted to allocate to the office last month.

A Question of Parity?

“Parity” is not the same as equality when it comes to funding this country’s promise of justice for all.

Board to Vote on Restoring Public Defender’s Budget on July 21, Please Attend

The Board of Supervisors plans to vote on restoring funds to the Public Defender’s Office budget on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00pm, in City Hall, Room 250. Please attend the hearing if you can! Please meet on the steps of City Hall at 1:40pm where we will distribute Public Defender t-shirts to wear during the […]

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